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7pm Saturday & Sunday, December 24 and 25, December 31, January 1.

Jane Jacobs At The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst below College Across From The Beer Store. 416-603-6643.

Admission: Love. Lots of love.

“Reg Hartt’s Cineforum is everything Jane Jacobs wrote about,” said Laura Lind in EYE weekly in 1992 when the City of Toronto first tried to shut this place down. Jane was with us then. She told the city, “Leave Reg Hartt alone.”

The Chief Planner then said, “Damn those idiots.”

This year Toronto’s planners emailed Reg Hartt to say, “Don’t contact us.”

“Toronto has a war on fun,” said Jane Jacobs shortly after she arrived in Toronto. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9833TPWSCY

This city sure does.

The end of a year is a time to remember.

Am I upset that the City has constantly sought to shut me down? Hell, no. That is what makes this place everything Jane Jacobs wrote about.

It is illegal in Toronto welcome strangers into our homes. If you are a friend then drop by and see Jane on the Cineforum screen. If you are not yet a friend it is time you became one.

Don’t be a stranger.

–Reg Hartt 12/19/2016.

“According to Elizabeth Glibbery, the Toronto and East York Manager of the Municipal Licensing & Standards Division, it operates as a place of public assembly, for which the building is not zoned.”[Reg Hartt is] inviting in people who may not be known to him (strangers),” Glibbery told us, when asked how a group of people gathered at the Cineforum differs from a group of friends gathered to watch a DVD at any other apartment in the Toronto.  http://torontoist.com/2010/08/the_cineforum_is_dead_long_live_the_cineforum/

 

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I would think that when Jane Jacobs says the best part of a Reg Hartt presentation is what he has to say city planners would be keen to listen. Not in Toronto where, as Jane Jacobs states, the official motto is STAMP OUT FUN. What Toronto is turning a deaf ear to the world is turning an open one.

I would think that when Jane Jacobs says the best part of a Reg Hartt presentation is what he has to say city planners would be keen to listen. Not in Toronto where, as Jane Jacobs states, the official motto is STAMP OUT FUN. What Toronto is turning a deaf ear to the world is turning an open one.

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Not many got a fan letter from Jane Jacobs. I got several.

Not many got a fan letter from Jane Jacobs. I got several.

 

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